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Want to shoot the woodpeckers to save the church

Woodpeckers interfere with funerals and has lately made between 20 and 30 holes in the Elverum church. Now has the municipality given fellingstillatelse on the birds.

The go the on the loose on the church building and storage holes. I'm afraid for additional råteskader. Something must be done, " says dean Ole Kristian Farmer to NRK.

The last time flaggspetter made tens of holes in the red wood on the church.

- If it is completely silent in the church, so you hear it well, " says dean.

Elverum ecclesiastical affairs has asked the Norwegian Ornithological Association about tips for possible interventions. One of the suggestions has been to hang up the blue tøystrimler on the walls!

Spettene like, apparently, not stuff that hangs and flutters, and especially not if they are in the powerful, bright blue color, " says Håkan Billing, the leader of the Norwegian Ornithological Society in Oslo and Akershus.

But to hang these blue strips on the church is probably out of the question, according to kirkevergen in Elverum, norway.

Fallviltleder Jan Erik Olbergsveen in Elverum municipality is wary to shoot the protected junior woodchucks, even if it is provided fellingstillatelse.

- It is not just a task we have so very much want to take on. To stand by a gravstøtte and shoot some birds from the roof ridge, there is the buzz of, say Olbergsveen.

Also, the clerics are wary to take the life of the birds.

"The fact that we now have a fellingstillatelse does not mean, however, that we will implement it," says kirkeverge Ann Kristin Marshes. the

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